2023 Pacific Hermitage Pah Bah Sept. 16-17

The Pacific Hermitage’s annual Pah Bah weekend is around the corner on Sept. 16 and 17 in Underwood, Wash. The Sanghata Foundation is delighted to welcome Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Sudanto, Ajahn Sek, Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Anando, Ajahn Nyaniko, Ajahn Caganando, Ajahn Nisabho, the Pacific Hermitage monks, and visiting monks from Abhayagiri and beyond. All events will be held at the Underwood Community Center, 951 School House Rd, Underwood, Wash. 

Saturday, Sept. 16
Meditation Retreat: 1 to 5 p.m.
There will be structured periods of sitting, walking, and Dhamma reflections. This is a lovely opportunity to settle into the weekend and the community. Please bring a zafu or cushion if you need one. We will not be able to provide them to everyone.

Sunday, Sept. 17
Meal Offering: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pah Bah Ceremony & Dhamma Reflections: 1 to 3 p.m.

If you are attending the meal, please bring a dish to share to the kitchen and be settled into your seat by 10:30. Otherwise, please arrive by 12:30. The monks will be available in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday to talk with guests, take photos, and offer tours of the Hermitage grounds and the new abbots’ kuti.

Donations will support the development of the “monks retreat house” project.

We are excited to be working on a new project to support the elders in our lineage and beyond. The primary purpose of this planned two-story dwelling is to comfortably accommodate senior monks in our tradition for visits and periods of solitary retreat. Features include an accessible sleeping room with an en-suite bathroom, separate living space for an attendant, a kitchenette, restrooms, and an elegant meditation and gathering space with generous views of the forest.

Families are welcome! There is a big field, sports courts, and a playground for kids. If you are interested in helping or volunteering on either of the days, please contact jessicaswanson@gmail.com

Learn more or donate at pacifichermitage.org.